Top Ten Greatest Movie Trilogies


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1The Lord of the Rings

Consistency is perhaps the largest reason why the Lord of The Rings trilogy remains the greatest film trilogy today. With some other trilogies, the films would drop in quality by the end (the Matrix, the Godfather, Spiderman, and to some degree Star Wars), yet the Lord of the Rings has great directing, great acting, and great action up until the end. Some may actually say that the movies in the Lord of the Rings movies get better as the series goes on, becoming worthy of the many Oscars that it won.

This is the best trilogy because it told one epic story and was consistent. There are a lot of trilogies that peak at their second film but don't quite live up to it in the third. But The Return of the King proved that it was possible to make a more awesome film than the previous two.

I think it is a widely most-shared opinion, that almost nothing can beat "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy. I also believe that this is one of the most rare cases when the films actually do justice to the original books and this is definitely a bonus. There are so many things I want to say, so many points of view I would love to express about this film trilogy but I know deep down that no matter what is said here, nothing can compare to the experience of watching all-three films-especially if doing that for the very first time. I suggest anyone who is yet to do it, DO IT! You have the faintest idea of what you are missing out!
-Plus, who can forget about this all-time record breaking, with all the 11 Oscars won by the third film (The Return Of The King), a fact that rendered the film alongside the only two other films to ever achieve such a record-number of Oscar winning: "Ben-Hur" and "Titanic".-

Just watch it already

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2Star Wars

THE trilogy. Credit for establishing the formula for all trilogies that followed (establishing the world in a straightforward adventure, further developing the characters and going dark in the middle, rounding everything out by returning to the beginning in the finale). People always deduct point for Jedi (because of the Ewoks, I guess), but it's a fantastic closing act. The opening act with Jabba, Leia's slave outfit (I mean, come on), the speeder chase, that epic confrontation between Luke and the Emperor, the masterful triple-thread ending, and the ultimate redemption of Darth Vader. It's the most moving and emotional installment of the series, and who doesn't love to root for the underdogs of nature taking on and toppling the imperialistic oppressors (even if the underdogs are an army of teddy bears)?

This started the modern day trilogy trend that we are familiar with today. Yeah maybe someone will mention the Dollars Trilogy or something else that came before this, but please tell me a trilogy series that had the pop culture effect that this one had at the time. It still holds up well and I'm not acknowledging the prequel trilogy. This opinion is based solely on the original one.

The trilogy that defined trilogies! This whirlwind sci-fi adventure drama series was the most EPIC trilogy in the history of entertainment. First spot is well deserved.

Star Wars revolutionized the movies. Lord of the rings... No way

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3The Dark Knight Trilogy

I was gping to vote for the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, but as you can see the books are the trilogy, so all the director had to was to put them into movies, and Star wars either 4-6 or 1-3 there are some flaws that you realize over time. The Dark Knight trilogy had a lot of material to work with because of the comics, but they were well made and also there is consistency between them although the comics are a lot and disperse... It was a close call with "back to the future", (althouugh the second movie of Bact to the future was the one that messed all)

Its Not Because He's The Hero Gotham Needs Its Cause He's The Hero Gotham Doesn't. Deserve.

The Dark Knight Trilogy is one of the strongest trilogies ever. Most trilogies have spoilers (Godfather Part I, Star wars VI, Jurrasic Park I, Matrix II and II). The Dark Knight Trilogy is strong all the way through ever film. Christopher Nolan is absolutely suburb in his writing and molding of his version of Batman. A modern masterpiece!

It revolutionised superhero films, which are a rage today or we would have been living in dark ages

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4Toy Story Trilogy

The first film is a legend, the second expanded the universe of toys without missing the rhythm, and the third was brilliant and with a surprise ending. The feeling that Andy is growing, and fear of toys in being rejected, will only becoming more real as the Toy Story advances, reaching its peak in the third film. Toy Story is a saga that has no lows and did not suffer from the curse of the "second or third bad movie" on what all other trilogies suffered. Seriously people, let's admit it: Toy Story is the best trilogy of all time. - Palmeiras

Toy Story is the best animated movie or movie series ever. I watched it when I was little and so will my children, then my grandchildren. This movie is classic and hilarious. There are people who don't like Star Wars or the Batman trilogy, but everybody loves Toy Story.

This is hands down the greatest trilogy ever. Every single one is perfect. I mean perfect. 10/10. No flaws. This is where this is different from back to the future and indy and star wars (I could see an argument for LOTR). All three of those trilogies has at least one that's not as strong as the rest, whereas toy story is phenomenal straight through... CASE CLOSED.

No flaw, not in a single place.

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5Indiana Jones

Raiders of the Lost Ark. Temple of Doom. The Last Crusade. - corebare32

The first three movies are some of the most adrenaline-rushing films of all time, with the third being the best.

No one can do Indiana Jones justice except for Harrison Ford

The first 3 were great! But the 4th one... Just no

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6Back to the Future

GREAT SCOTT! The lord of the rings is #1 on this list?! Marty, it's time that we go back to the year this list is made and make the top 3 Back to the Future, Star Wars, and the Godfather! Quickly, Marty. TO THE DELOREAN!

My favorite movie trilogy ever so sick

Such a great series of movies. Can watch it again and again

Only the first back to the future is good

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7The Godfather

The Godfather parts I and II remain this day as two of the greatest films of all time, with the first one perhaps being THE very best. This alone is a feat that should put this trilogy in the top 3, regardless of how disappointing the third one was (which was still a good, but not great, film)

Seeing as the first two are possibly two of the best movies of all time, The Godfather trilogy deserves much higher placement

All the three movies form an incredible piece of art that no other trilogy has yet matched.

Still easily a top 5 or 3 trilogy. Even though Part 3 wasn't extraordinary, the first 2 remain the greatest.

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8The Matrix

The greatest Action/Sci Fi Trilogy ever created, Keanu Reeves was born for that role, its just fate. - roblist

The trilogy that redefined action and philosophy - MatrixGuy

I don't see why so many people hate reloaded and revolutions. I love the full trilogy so much. Reloaded is my favourite, but all of it is really amazing.

Only the first movie is good

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I'm the ONLY one who saw the Spiderman trilogy as a fantastic imagining of him (excluding the emo Parker) I grew up with these masterpieces and am still enjoying the trilogy for what they are. Also I just want to point out that this trilogy is 1000 times better than amazing Spiderman and I prefer not to talk about those abominations.

The trilogy of our modern hero Spider-Man "With Great power comes great responsibility" - MatrixGuy

He's my favorite superhero, but 3 was a average movie

First two amazing third not so much

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10The Bourne Trilogy

Non stop action and suspense - CaptainComedy17

The Movie with an action that broke your screen - MatrixGuy

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11The Dollars Trilogy

The trilogy that gets better and better. Fistful is perfection, it's only flaw is that it's a remake. Then For a Few Dollars More came along. Perfect film in every way. In fact, the only way The Good, the Bad & the Ugly beat it was the epic scope. And the way that the anti-heroes don't seem like criminals because of the backdrop displaying the horrors of war.

The dollars trilogy has to be number one. If I were stranded on a desert island and could only pick one trilogy this would be it. Eastwood and Leone at the height of their powers. Awesome trilogy. It has to be the best of all time.

This trilogy is severely underrated only because it isn't popular. This should be at least top three with the Dark Knight trilogy and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Best trilogy ever of all time only tied up with the lord of the rings trilogy

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12The Terminator

The Terminator should be a lot higher! It's an amazing trilogy! It has good characters, mind-blowing action scenes and great soundtrack as well

James Cameron's mind blowing story's about the future - MatrixGuy

I liked all of them except for T3 pretty much but T3 was alright - Sabbath

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The last stand is actually a really damn good movie it has flaws sure but the good stuff it has far outweighs the bad also the first to are great but everyone already knows that. ( Lord of the rings is still the best trilogy by the way ).


Shrek is love, Shrek is like.

Just kidding

Shrek is hate, Shrek is evil.

Just kidding - Harri666

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15Jurassic Park

The Jurassic Park Trilogy is one of the biggest movie trilogies in the world because Michael Crichton created the idea for Jurassic park through the means story-telling and sheer creativity. He came up with Jurassic park story because he was thinking about Dinosaurs and DNA.He created a inconceivably amazing story-telling of all three Jurassic Park movies. The artistry and film-making was just mind-blowing. The of the dinosaurs was amazing. The vocals for all of the dinosaurs is just amazing. The color designing of the dinosaurs and the texture designing of the skin is just as amazing as the performance of all of the dinosaurs. Personally, The Jurassic Park trilogy is my favorite movie trilogy is because of the authenticity of the acting, the dinosaur performances, and the authenticity in all of the dinosaurs appearances.

The Jurassic Park Trilogy is one of the most biggest movie trilogies in the world because of the artistry,special effects, and film-making are just mind-blowing. The acting is perfect the dinosaur designing through the means of coloring and texture, the vocals of all of the dinosaurs is amazing and because Michael Crichton is one of the most amazing authors in the world of story-telling, it is amazing that he conceived such an incredible idea of creating Jurassic Park through the idea of dinosaurs and DNA. All three movies are just inconceivably amazing and spectacular. The score of the all three movies are beautiful and awe-aspiring

So much better than any trilogy. the only trilogies that come close are back to the future and the dark knight

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16Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy

Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End.

You know a trilogy is sweet when it's named after an ice-cream

It's named after ice cream for crying out loud

It is pretty funny - bawchikawaowao

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17Captain America Trilogy

This series just kept getting better, movie after movie. It concluded with perhaps the best cinematic experience in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and foundation for Marvel's third phase with Captain America: Civil War. Each movie has been met with near universal critical acclaim and has proved at box office that it can be loved by both critics and audience members alike.

The best trilogy of all Marvel movies. As the series goes on it just keeps on getting into more and more depth in the story and the character of Steve Rogers A.K.A Captain America played by Chris Evans who does a fantastic job.

Simply amazing dark knight for marvel

It Got Improving Movie After Another

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18Star Wars Prequel Trilogy

The trilogy that puts more eyes in Anakin Skywalker who in the spectacular Episode III :"Revenge of the Sith" will transform to Darth Vader - MatrixGuy

All horrible to mediocre at best films that people are trying to call good because its star wars

Episode III was the only real good entry in the prequel episode I & II not bad but not great either. - ZZDOORAL

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19Men In Black

They have what three very well made movies! Great in my opinion. Men in Black, deserves a better spot than this. This series always kept giving what you wanted to see, such as: Aliens, comedy, will smith, action, sci - fi guns and a great adventure that you need to see again and again and again, all 1-3 movies!

20Pirates of the Caribbean

How is this only 20th? It's the best thing Disney has ever produced. We have an eccentric genius pirate, who is completely fun to watch, because Jack Sparrow does whatever suits the current situation and doesn't have a real purpose as a protagonist (except for getting his crew back in the first movie), but still has the biggest impact on everybody that does have a purpose, such as Elizabeth Swan, Will Turner, Barbossa, etc, who all had major character development because of Jack.

Undeniably, the first movie was the best. However, the two following movies connected to the first with more adventure, more action, returning characters and of course, more humor. The trilogy is very fun and entertaining and makes me want to live like a pirate! What's that? Fourth movie? I have no idea what you're talking about.

I agree with everything previously said. Even though there is a fourth and will be a fifth movie, the first three are still considered a trilogy, and by me, I pretty damn awesome one. In addition, they have amazing soundtracks.

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